Pakistani doctors went on strike at two hospitals in southwestern Quetta on Tuesday, a day after police used force to break up and detain medics protesting against a lack of gear to protect them against the coronavirus.
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is making a steady progress, and its scope will be further enhanced in the second phase.
The Asian Development Bank has projected that Pakistan’s inflation rate would slow down to 8.3 percent in the fiscal year 2020-21.
Pakistan’s military says its troops have killed seven militants in separate raids on militant hideouts in the country’s northwest bordering Afghanistan
The Pakistani military says dozens of doctors who were briefly jailed for taking to the streets in southwestern Baluchistan province to protest the lack of protective equipment to treat the growing number of coronavirus cases will get the equipment they need
Riot police wielding batons used force to break up a protest by Pakistani doctors and medical staff against a lack of gear to protect against coronavirus, arresting dozens of medics who say the government has failed to deliver promised supplies.
Pakistan’s foreign exchanges reserves plunged more than 12% or $1.6 billion over just three weeks in March as the coronavirus outbreak roiled global financial markets, the latest data from the central bank showed.
The government on Saturday submitted a report to the Supreme Court on its national action plan against the coronavirus outbreak, noting that the number of cases in Pakistan was lower than European countries and Iran at the end of the 35-day period (Feb 26 to Apr 1).
On the expenditure side, spending increased from 8.7% of GDP in the first half of FY2019 to 9.6% on higher interest payments and public development programs to protect public investments and support business activity, particularly activity connected with construction.
ISLAMABAD-Pakistan’s exports have declined by over eight percent in March 2020 mainly due to the outbreak of coronoavirus throughout the world.